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"I do not have a ticket."


July 15, 2017



Would きっぷをもっていません mean the same thing?


Essentially, yeah. Although, I guess you could potentially use it instead to say you have a ticket but you're not carrying it.


”きっぷがありません” ⇒ There is no ticket. ”きっぷをもっていません” ⇒ I don't have a ticket. The meaning is slightly different. I think your translation is more natural Japanese.

If you forgot to bring a ticket, you say "I do not have a ticket." Maybe say this in Japanese ”きっぷがない” ”きっぷない”

”きっぷがありません”It ’s too calm and it ’s an interesting expression.


Why not 切符はありません。??


Probably because we are using a short version of 「私は切符がありません」= "As for me, there is no ticket".
In general "A has B" is translated using the 「AはBがある」construction which can be shortened to 「Bがある」because of the context.


きっぷ is exclusively for train tickets. All other tickets (movie, concert, etc.) are チケット.


Wouldnt you use the particle は for this since ありません is negative? Or is it okay to use が?


You can use either, but は would make the ticket the subject of the sentence, i.e. as for a ticket, I don't have one. You might want to do this when you're saying "I have a xx, but I don't have a ticket." For a neutral tone without emphasizing anything just go with が.


Shouldn't チケット be accepted as well?


Without the implication that it's a train ticket, this should most definitely be accepted as well.

  • 647

You're right. I'll add it!


Yes, Rosetta Stone uses チケーと exclusively. This is the first time I have seen きっぷ.


How did you manage to mix hiragana and katakana like that? I'm pretty sure you mean 'チケット'.


きっぷ is "kippu" and チケット is "chiketto". As far as I understand, きっぷ refers specifically to train tickets, and チケット means every other kind of ticket.


I believe きっぷ is also used for bus tickets and even speeding fines, and sometimes by older generations for plane tickets.


I would think that this would be いません instead of ありません because the sentence simply implies that you don't have it rather than it's missing, as if you simply left it at home by accident.

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いません is used for living things, and ありません is used for inanimate objects. So unless your tickets are alive, no.


Putting 私は at the beginning should be accepted, even though I understand at this point that Japanese is heavily based in context and they leave sections out.


There's at least 10 fairly standard ways this could be expressed in Japanese and duo only seems accept the given answer. See https://context.reverso.net/translation/english-japanese/don't+have+a+ticket for two.

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There are currently 104 possible answers that are accepted for this sentence, so we definitely accept more than one answer.

If you're talking about a listening exercise, then yes, only one possible answer is accepted. This is due to a limitation of Duolingo's programming, as we currently can't key in more than one acceptable answer for listening exercises.

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